Seeing as it is one of the primary things to do socially distantly during our week learning remotely in Panama City Beach, I have been spending a lot of time sitting on our bay front balcony and watching the world go by.
Something I’ve learned especially, though, is just how freaking loud birds are. At the moment, seagulls are flying up and down the lagoon, but they are the quietest birds of all! What kind of crazy world are we living in?
The heron from yesterday’s misadventure is back, and he is pacing up and down the docks, squawking again. In response, a great egret perched right across the water from me is fishing, and raising its head to make some kind of deep croaking sound every couple of minutes.
There are song birds too, of course, banging out a hell of a tune despite the fact that it is about to rain. Just a couple of minutes ago, a pair of medium-sized birds with spots on the tips of their wings were fighting mid-air, and of course, adding to the cacophony.
Now this is not to say “How dare these birds annoy me”, it’s quite the opposite, I love birds! I love wildlife watching, and these crazy little guys give me something to write about. They are my literary muses, so to speak.
OOOOOOH here’s another one! A kingfisher just splashed down on the other side of the lagoon! I’m not sure if it caught anything, but it did manage to take off with a “cckckckckckckck”.
Wow you all are not gonna believe this. A bald eagle literally just started flying along the bay. It’s too bad my phone is dead or I’d have visual proof of all of these bird chronicles!